Dysfunctional families

Waves

In the opening moments of Waves, the camera spins euphorically as it follows a day in the life of 18-year-old Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.). He goes to school, he works out, he hangs with his friends, and—most memorably in the opening shot—drives down the sunny Florida highway with his girlfriend hanging out of the car …

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The Skeleton Twins

Former Saturday Night Live co-stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader build on their existing friendship and professional history to co-star as dysfunctional twins Maggie and Milo, and the result is a funny, poignant and effective dramedy about the family ties that bind. When the film opens, both Maggie and Milo are estranged from each other …

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Everybody’s Fine

Everybody’s Fine is not your typical cheery, laugh-a-minute holiday movie.  Instead, the film touches on love, loss, disappointment, and reconciliation.  It feels a lot like real life and is almost guaranteed to make you cry, but somehow it’s heartening to know that other families have the same communication issues and glitches as the rest of …

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People Like Us

In a performance that is powerful and yet beautifully nuanced, Elisabeth Banks walks away with every scene she’s in and proves herself a formidable acting talent in a way she never has before. Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of Sam (Chris Pine), a salesman up to his eyeballs in debt, whose …

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